Monday, January 31, 2011

bear arrow

This bear can catch arrows.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

face off

There is an interesting new show on Sci-fi channel called faceoff. It is a competition of special effects makeup. They show the process from sketching concepts through sculpting casting and applying all the prosthetics and makeup. It is pretty visually astounding even if you aren't into special effects and synthetics. One downside is it is structured like a trashy reality series. Another positive attribute of the show is that it reminds you of the movie faceoff because they have the same name. Wow what a great movie! Remember when they take that guy's face off? That was the best.

Friday, January 28, 2011

some old thumbnails

These are just some old thumbnails from a stopmotion idea that has yet to be done.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


There was a man who lived on counter tops and ate squirrel sandwiches.

Monday, January 24, 2011

cowboy boots

I turned this sideways to take up less blog space. You gotta conserve the blog space.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

doodleflow logo

Ross, Steve, Robert, and I have an idea for a fun site to launch. More information to come. This is a header design that I stole the design idea directly from something Robert worked on. Any legal repercussions as a result of these actions would totally suck.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

spider plant

The windows of my room are packed with spider plants. they multiply so quickly I have way too many now.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Iron Monkey

This is a sketch form life of a little statue made of metal. I was talking to Robert Lovelett asking him how to get better at drawing. He said practice. Specifically from life an hour a day. This didn't nearly take me an hour but it is a start. While this is that impressive I am pretty happy with the fact I didn't really stylize the shape or make it look like a cartoon I stuck to trying to copy the shape and shading of the actual statue all the way through. Hopefully with time I'll get better at this. Plus even if I don't get really good at drawing still lifes doing these exercises will probably add a lot to the depth and shape and shading of the more cartoony stuff I draw.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Et Tu Bear?


So the other night I went out and saw Et Eu Bear?. They were pretty great. They consisted of a steel guitar and a stand up bass. They are going to play Erica Gerbasi's wedding in Austin Texas where they are from. Erica is my roommates sister we all went to the show together. I wasnt feeling great so I just had a glass of water.

Friday, January 14, 2011

What's Opera, Doc?

While I was in Sturgis at the end of the summer my apartment was robbed. This was right before I moved from Humboldt Park to Lincoln Square, in Chicago. Anyhow, I lost a lot of music from my computer. Just a little bit ago I built a new computer and found some of my music on an old harddrive, but I've been trying to get music from other people when I can. The other night I went over to Tyler Lang's place to grab some new music from him to fill out my new collection, which is now looking pretty good. On the harddive he lent me there was also a very large looney tunes collection. I am very excited about it. Much more so than I was about new music. The first folder I opened had "What's Opera Doc" that you probably all remember that or you would if you saw it. It is really weird. There is a obese horse and Bugs Bunny dies at the end.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


A sit down greenscreen setup in my basement right now. Usually we do them standup height setups on the main floor with stands and a screen once a week for a fantasy football newscast. This one is to fill in some talking heads and voice over for the Africa doc

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Here is a drawing of the Michigan state bird, the chickadee. She is setting on the branch of an apple tree. The apple blossom happens to be the state flower!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011


I did an interpretation of a doodle I found on Ross's desk. Original artwork by Ross Gerbasi found below.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

dead fish dump truck

Photobucket I was at Joshua Cummings place and his walls were bare so I asked if he would like me to paint a picture. He said "yes". Then I told him he better like Wizards and Dump Trucks

Friday, January 7, 2011


Hi. I had an idea to take folk tales and integrate spaghetti in creepy ways. The first idea was Rapunzel. Her hair was spaghetti and her family would sit down to dinner each night and serve out plates of meat balls in marinara sauce as her hair would grow through all the plates and they would eat it. They had to do this every evening or her hair/spaghetti would overwhelm them all. It was a miserable prison of an existence. This picture above I drew on the airplane coming back from Africa back last March. It is the tale of the tortoise and the hare I think you can guess what happens next.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


This is a mockup of a logo for a fake pharmacological advertisement where the punchline is that the drug is alcohol. I believe it will be shown this Sunday at sketchfest in Chicago IL by Pat Reidy.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

transvestite pencil

This male pencil took his buddies, frog and lamp, to help him pick out a new bathing suit.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

amorphous green blob

I thought it would be neat to do a bunch of drawings where you replaced color with patterns. Slowly through looking at many of these drawing you would learn to see the patterns as the colors they represented and enjoy them as such. A better way to acclimate yourself to this system would be to draw things that are known for being certain colors like yellow suns and red fire hydrants. This blob doesn't really train your eye to see this pattern as green very much I more picked its shape to illustrate shading within the patterns.

Saturday, January 1, 2011